Ward, Randal | Sheriff

Ward, Randal | Sheriff

108 College Avenue, Centerville 37033, Tennessee


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The sheriff and deputies are the conservators of the peace in the county and may enforce the civil and criminal laws. They also serve legal process, take custody of the jail or workhouse and the prisoners, and may deputize any citizen of the county to assist in carrying out the duties of the office. The sheriff is elected to a four-year term and must have the following qualifications:

  • Citizenship: United States citizen.
  • Age: Twenty-five years of age prior to the qualifying date.
  • Voter: A qualified voter of the county.
  • Education: A high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Criminal record: No convictions, guilty plea or nolo contendere to any felony charge or any violation of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances, or a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence so long as the violation involves an offense that consists of moral turpitude. 

    Be fingerprinted under the direction of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and have the TBI make a search of local, state and federal fingerprint files for any criminal record.
  • Honorable discharge from the military: Not have been released from the armed forces of the United States with a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge, or as a consequence of conviction at court martial for either state or federal offenses.
  • Free of mental disorder: A certificate by a qualified professional in the psychiatric or psychological fields stating that the candidate is free of all apparent mental disorders as described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition, of the American Psychiatric Association, or its successor.
  • Certification: Hold a current and valid peace officer certification as issued by the Tennessee POST commission within twelve months of qualification for the election of the sheriff, however this qualification is waived for first time elected sheriffs who must enroll in a recruit training program within six months after taking office and be POST certified in order to qualify for re-election.
  • Non-legislator. Not a member of the General Assembly.
  • Position:
  • Hickman County Sheriff
  • For announcements on this website, see the  events calendar . Important county meetings generally require public notices to be displayed in advance. Most meetings are announced in the Hickman County Times, the local newspaper. Some announcements may be announced in social media

  • Search for your property. If you see a shopping cart, click on it to pay the taxes due. (Note: there is a 2.75% processing fee. (Click to expand to full page.)
  • Property Assessor's WebsiteUse the Property Assessor's website to find maps of your property or other properties and to interact with the Property Assessor's office.

  • Property deeds, Wills, .... and other documents must be registered in the Register's office for a small fee. You will need to bring the following documents:

    • Deeds
    • Quit Claims
    • ....
  • If you are looking for a site to locate a new business or industry, the Industrial Development Boards and Vision Hickman, the  Hickman County Economic and Community Development Association , may be able to help.  

    The Executive Director of Vision

  • County Districts of Hickman County

    There are seven districts in Hickman County, Tennessee, represented by 21 county commissioners--three from each district elected by the voters of Hickman County. The commissioners meet throughout the month in committees deliberating on issues to bring before the main body

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